Richard A. Paez

Personal

Birthday: 
1947
Birthplace: 
Salt Lake City, UT
Race or Ethnicity: 
Hispanic
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Staff attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance, 1972-1974
Staff attorney, Western Center on Law and Poverty, 1974-1976
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, California, 1976-1981; senior counsel, 1976-1978; director of litigation, 1978-1979; deputy director of litigation, 1979-1980; acting executive director and director of litigation, 1980-1981
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1981-1994

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, January 25, 1996; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, January 7, 1997; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Brigham Young University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1969
Name of School - Second: 

University of California Berkeley School of Law

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Central District of California
Court Name: 

California Central District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/16/1994
Termination Date: 
3/17/2000
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
3/14/2000
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